The Blue Jays designated infielder Darwin Barney for assignment Monday, per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Barney will be sent down to clear a spot for Pat Venditte on the 40-man roster. The club acquired Barney in September, so the 29 year old was already ineligible to join the team's postseason roster.
Pitcher Pat Venditte was claimed off waivers Monday by the Blue Jays. Venditte made his major league debut this season, working to a 4.40 ERA in 26 appearances. He should have the opportunity to earn a major league roster spot next season in spring training.
The Athletics recalled switch pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Nashville, the team announced on Saturday. Venditte was 1-0 with an 1.55 ERA in one start and 22 relief appearances at Nashville. He didn't allow a run in 5 2/3 innings over four relief appearances in a stint with Oakland earlier this year.
Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte was expected to be recalled to the Athletics after completing a rehab assignment for a shoulder injury in Triple-A Nashville, but instead Oakland optioned the reliever back to the minors for more work, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Venditte appeared in four games with the Athletics this season, but has pitched well in relief at Triple-A, compiling a 1.63 ERA.
Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte is returning to Oakland from his Triple-A rehab assignment, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Venditte is on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury. He's expected to be activated on Monday.